Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM at Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks and then that I shall detract to dip our toes.
It will almost certainly be the very first and only time this season we do this, as the previous week of display NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA football comprising one of the very best clubs in the country, plus a mythical soccer program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets start the discussion after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager on the Steelers while the Titans were backed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like its my turn to get the wreath, as I heartily endorse the Irish and will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy onto a street favorite.
After reviewing the school football odds almost six days before this Monday night event, I see the lineup has spiked a half-point on the favorite, opening at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its currently offered in a solid -20 across the board whatsoever of the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I like the Irish but you are leaning to the Cardinals in this season-opening battle. Besides the venue, why is it that you think Louisville could hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: Yup , Swinger, and a win IMO, it said a great deal about the management of both the Steelers and Titans. Lets move ahead to real soccer, so will our records on this one and where the games count.
Remember all those Thursday night games Louisville utilized to play against big-name competitions? They held their own and engineered many upsets. These were fun games to see and also the Cardinals were a thrilling club.
But for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield will be out to alter the civilization and win matches and worked wonders. This wont happen right away as the talent level is down in theVille. Yet this is a moment for Louisville, a group that has the opportunity.
I have read in which the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanics of QB Jawon Pass (great name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season wins the defense which makes me more worried. Why you have your Irish up please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals will not be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy in their nest, flying into this match. Scott Satterfield is in the big leagues and hes got a group last year, in which they went winless coming from a dismal 2-10 record. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it into an F-22 Raptor and taking a hot air balloon.
While this may eventually occur, the problem is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it to the CFP last year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points within the regular year and going a perfect 12-0 until they fulfilled Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging 33 points per match over.
My query is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, supposed to get some traction against a swarming defense? Particularly when he is working with an offensive scheme that is entirely new and a new trainer?
Please, Doug, save me Im lost! I find no way, shape or form in which Louisville is going to be able to keep pace with this Golden Domers and I am desperate to prodigious handicapping experience and the sage wisdom!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im glad to see in your last sentence youre coming around to the glowing side of sport betting, or you are just being the exact shrewd a** you usually are. I will allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to realize Louisville completely sucked and wasnt just 2-10, however, 1-11 ATS last season.
However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino, just like he gave up around the Atlanta Falcons. A fresh attitude is brought by A coach on making a statement and this being a national game, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does have to trust never and they will not be taken by the Irish for granted have much fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with the gold and blue is ATS as a road favorite, also a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out 20 or more digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, even when you dont/can not recruit like Clemson or Bama, it is going to take time.
I was a bit facetious because though youve got an handicapping that was impressive restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this circumstance, because Louisville could be greater than last year but Id submit that they are trained by a Rhesus monkey and enhance upon their record left by an equally awkward trainer like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I understand that laying nearly 3 touchdowns on the road is square biz for sure and Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this situation they surely are. Until next week when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week, let us see what happens on Monday when the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
Read more here: http://algebrawithinreach.com